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New Class - August 2023 GVL Details and Information Interested in Teaching for the GVL Program?

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IGMA proudly presents our latest online class event coming in August!

Lynette Barker - Sculpting a Bowl/Vase 101 on a Mini Wheel

INSTRUCTOR: Lynette Barker, Artisan
PROJECT: Sculpting a Bowl/Vase 101 on a Mini Wheel


August 8th, Noon to 3pm EST

The same class/content will be offered again on
August 12th, Noon to 3pm EST

Lynette will teach you the basic skills needed to sculpt clay on a mini wheel. For this class, she will use air-dry clay. No kiln is needed. She uses a mini wheel, and students will need to have a mini wheel for their use.

The project for this class will be a mixing/serving bowl. Simple, smooth and tiny. The scale will be 1:12, so the finished item will be about 1 inch tall. Variation of style is encouraged.

Lynette will implement a sculpting method that does not use very much water, unlike standard throwing. This allows for more precise lines and thin edges on your finished projects. Using less water also speeds drying time and allows for possible painting and sealing of the project within the class time. It is expected that students will complete the project of one or more bowls during the class time of 3 hours. There will be enough clay for at least two bowls, and likely more.

Lynette sculpts teapots, (that really pour tea!) pitchers with delicate spouts and curlicue handles, many elegant shapes of vases, platters and bowls, and unique sculptures. Later classes will cover more complex subjects, finishes and styles. Materials package will include tools needed and a small amount of air-dry clay to complete the current project. Instructions will be emailed. Information will be included for the purchase of a wheel and more air-dry clay.

SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels welcome


GUILD ADMINISTRATIVE FEE: $12 members / $22 non-members


Optional MATERIALS FEE: $40 for a mini pottery wheel purchased by instructor and shipped to student. To be arranged with Lynette.

Materials fee includes shipping within the United States. International students will be charged according to the amount necessary to ship items to their country and will be charged separately. International students should make arrangements with their instructor as soon as possible after registration.

The August 8th and 12th classes are now full, but you can sign still up for a video only class below.

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GVL Details and Information

Each class has a class fee and a materials fee which cover the instructor's costs. An administrative fee which covers GVL expenses and program implementation goes to IGMA. These expenses will be included in your registration fee.

IGMA handles the registration only. You may be contacted by your instructor with the list of class materials or pre-class information.

**Cancellations before July 21st will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after this date as instructors will have begun shipping materials. If you are registered for a class and can not make it to the class on the event dates you will still have access to the class recordings.


Interested in Teaching for the GVL Program?

IGMA's newest program has so much to offer!

  • Free training in how best to present your class and give superb close-up demonstrations for your students
  • Reach students around the world without having to travel
  • Advertising and registration handled by the Guild
  • Choose your own class lengths and dates with very flexible scheduling options
  • Class proposals can be submitted at any time - download the form and more class information here

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